U.S. forces seize control of rogue tanker

4:55 AM, Mar 17, 2014   |    comments
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(USA TODAY) -- A commercial tanker carrying oil has been taken back by U.S. Navy Seals after being held by three armed Libyans, the Pentagon said Monday.

"No one was hurt tonight when U.S. forces, at the request of both the Libyan and Cypriot governments, boarded and took control of the commercial tanker Morning Glory, a stateless vessel seized earlier this month by three armed Libyans," Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said in a statement.

The operation took place Sunday night in Mediterranean waters off the coast of Cyprus.

"The SEAL team embarked and operated from the guided missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG-80). USS Roosevelt provided helicopter support and served as a command and control and support platform for the other members of the force assigned to conduct the mission," the statement added.

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